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Programme for a three-day travel package with a family tourist route near Vidin – Calafat

Topic
Route for family tourism with an emphasis on local landmarks, museums, monasteries, wineries, places to walk and local cultural heritage.

Duration:
Three days of activities, two overnight stays

Seasonality:
The package can be used during the period April - November

Geography, municipalities, region:
Vidin (Kutovo, Antimovo) - Calafat

Target group:
The package is aimed at Bulgarian, Romanian and foreign guests - families with an interest in cultural heritage.

Terms of conduction
Suitable for families or individual tourists. No special equipment or skills are required of the participants. Attractions along the Danube River, visits to museums and discussions on historical topics are subject to prior arrangement. Given the seasonal nature of the events from the cultural calendar, the package is limited to April - November.

Accommodations

Hotel „Anna-Kristina“, Vidin, 2 „Baba Vida“ str, tel. 00359 878 836 900, www.annakristinahotel.com

Guest house „Paloma“, Vidin, „Ribaritsa“ str., tel. 00359 888 966431, www.palomahouse-vd.com

Family hotel „Tangra“, Vidin, 86 „Tsar Alexander II“ str., tel. 00359 888 964 314, www.hoteltangra.com

Danubia beach, vacation complex, on the banks of the Danube, village Tsar Simeonovo, mun. Vidin, 39 Parva str., tel. 00359 9314 2000, 00359 888 530 233

Hotel "Neptune", Vidin, 8 „Dunavska“ str., 00359 94 680 039, www.hotelneptunvidin.net

Eating

Bar&Dinner „Puerto 77“, terrace, Vidin, 1 „Dunavska“ str., tel. 00359 876 156 523.

Restaurant „Teatro“, terrace, Vidin, 12 „Gradinska“ str.

Restaurant Dunav, situated on a ship, Vidin, Danube Park, Pontoon 6

Pizzeria „Pri Mama“, 39 “Shiroka“ str., working hours – 09.00 AM - 08.00 PM.

Calafat, Romania – restaurant Dumbrava, Eroilor str., park Dumbrava, closes at 10:00 PM, tel. 0040 724 341 055

Calafat, Romania – restaurant О.К., 26 „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ str., tel. 0040 785 255 855

Calafat, Romania – Restaurant Grand, „Smârdan“ str., tel. 0040 760 000 000.

Wine degustation

Cellar „Dvete Topoli“
Dos Alamos, village Negovanovtsi - chateau, degustations, packets. 13 km north of Vidin, towards Gomotartsi.
village Negovanovtsi 3770,
82 „Chetvarta“ str., mun. Novo Selo, district Vidin,
tel.: 00359 879 611 155, www.dosalamos.net/index.php/gustation

Cellar „Chateau de Val“, village Gradets. Degustation only after reservation. 15 km from Vidin.
village Gradets, mun. Vidin, 201 Parva str.,
tel. 00359 886 194 079, www.chateaudeval.com/winery

Winery „Magura“,
village Rabisha, 45 km in the direction of Belogradchik. Degustations are in the Magura cave, www.magurawinery.bg

Service – the group, or part of it, may use electric bicycles (e-bike net)

Vidin – Calafat– 16 km.
Calafat – Bailesti, 40 km.
Vidin – Archar, 27 km.
Vidin – Kutovo, Danube, 13 km.
Vidin – recreation area „Bozhuritsa“, 20 km.

Charging station operators:

Calafat – Terasido OOD, 9 “Dunari“ str., tel. 0040770180913, tersidot@yahoo.com

Bailesti – mun. Bailesti, 1-3 „Revolutsia“ str., tel. 0040 727 226 720, clbailesti@yahoo.com

Vidin – Regional Development Agency and Business Center, 77 „Hristo Botev“ str., tel. 00359 600017, office@bcvidin.org

 
Places to visit

With payment

Calafat
Museum of Folk Arts, Marincu Palace
Visiting time – 50 min. Ethnographic exposition, which includes folk art crafts and artifacts from the 19th-20th centuries
Maglavit Monastery
Holy place for miracles and worshipers, healing water. Vidin – Maglavit monastery – 28 km. Visiting time – 1 hour
Zoo
Visiting time – 1 hour, without a day off.

Vidin
Museum Konaka

Working hours – 08.30 AM – 05.00 PM, without a day off, tel. 00359 94 601 710. Historic and archeological evidence of life in Vidin are shown in a building from the 18th century.
Krastata Kazarma
Working hours – 09.30 AM – 05.30 PM, without a day off. The barracks was built in 1801, and today it’s part of the expositions of the Regional Museum. You can see the theme of Danube fishing, as well as that of the European influence in the bourgeois homes.
Fortress "Baba Vida“
Working hours – 09.30 AM – 05.30 PM, without a day off. Visiting time – 1 hour. tel. 00359 94 601 705. Stepping on the foundations of the Roman fortress Bononia, the fortress preserves parts from the X century and has developed in time until the eighteenth century. Stone bastions and towers have been altered in connection with the emergence of firearms.
Archaeological museum
Epigraphic Center, in a 17th century building, grain warehouse, Danube park. Working hours – 09.30 AM – 05.30 PM, without a day off. Visiting time - 40 min.
Danubia Beach
Vacation complex, seasonal fishing, with payment, village Tsar Simenovo, mun. Vidin, 39 Parva str., tel. 00359 93 142 000, 00359 888 530 233

Without payment​​​​​​​

Calafat
DUMBRAVA city park,
with a zoo

Vidin
City park near the Danube

The park contains many architectural monuments. Visiting time – 1 hour.
Turkish post
The only post office building in Bulgaria preserved since 1859. Today, the Art Center to the Regional Library operates in the building.
Mosque with a library „Osman Pazvantoglu"
A cultural monument of national importance, ХVIII century. According to legends, the mosque is in memory of the ruler's impossible love with a Christian girl.
Stambul Kapia gate
XVII century, part of the city gate - Kaleto. The path to Istanbul passed through it.
Mausoleum of Exarch Antim I
In honour of the first Bulgarian exarch, President of the First Grand National Assembly in Tarnovo in 1879. Built in 1934.
„Bozhuritsa“ recreation area, outdoor games, fishing, 20 km. south of Vidin.
Visiting „New Europe“ bridge for a photo safari at the foot of the bridge. Night views.
Visiting Kutovo - Antimovo
The old houses in the villages near Vidin. Local architecture, photo adventure opportunities

Festivals:

Folklore festival „Albotin“, at rock monastery, takes place on the second day of Easter
Rally – cross Vidin and retro parade, May 23rd - 24th
Festival of arts „Dunavski valni“, July 17th - July 26th
Opera Festival „Krepost na vekovete“, Baba Vida
Medieval festival „Badin“, last weekend of August
Vidin fair, August 26th – September 6th
Culinary folklore gathering „Badnik“, December 22nd

 
Tourist Information Center

to Professional high school „Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov”, „Bdintsi“ square – provides tour guides with wireless communication systems and a drive on routes with a 12-seat e-vehicle, 1 „Dunavska“ str., tel. 00359 94 990 739

Tourist information and education center and a Danube Bureau office, Vidin, 4 „Baba Vida“ str., vidin.bg

Bus station - 2 „Zheleznicharska“ str., avtogara-vidin.com, tel. 00359 94 923 377

 
Project “MEMOFISH - memory and future. Stories about the Danube Civilization” is cofinanced by the European Union through European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Romania-BulgariaProgramme.
Amount of EU contribution:  423 921, 71 Euro

 

 

 

 

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